Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Check into 'Cabin in the Woods' at Universal Orlando this Halloween

This Halloween, Universal Orlando Resort is bringing the Joss Whedon meta-horror The Cabin in the Woods to life at Halloween Horror Nights.

The new attraction will be run from Sept. 20 to Nov. 2 for select nights. According to a press release, the collaboration between director and co-writer, Drew Goddard (Cloverfield) and Lionsgate will “deliver a movie-quality haunted house experience that’s authentic to the film and places guests in the middle of an ancient fight for survival.”

Produced by Joss Whedon (The Avengers), Cabin is about five friends looking for a fun weekend getaway that results in them becoming pawns in a horrific sacrificial situation to save the world.

The release promised that:

"At Halloween Horror Nights 23, guests will step inside the menacing cabin from the movie and fend off a malicious family of zombies. Just like in the film, guests will flee from the cabin and enter a hidden facility where a secret operative is plotting their sacrificial demise. Suddenly, a menagerie of bloodthirsty monsters is released – and they’re in the middle of all-out chaos."

Goddard is also clearly excited about the attraction and said it is a "twisted dream come true for me."

"The Universal team has done an amazing job making all the terrifying aspects of ‘Cabin’ come to life, and horror fans will not be disappointed," he said. "Also, they said they’d let me dress up like a merman and scare people, so I’ll see you guys there."

Can you handle being attacked by some of the iconic monsters that the film features? According to Michael Aiello of Universal Orlando’s Entertainment Team, “Guests will be assaulted by terrifying beasts taken right from the big screen – including the Hell Lord, the Dollfaces, the vicious Sugarplum Fairy, the Doctors and more.”

Tickets available now.

-Larissa Mrykalo